Following the consolidation of the Big-Five or FFM personality model as the shared model, the discipline of personality psychology had witnessed an explosion of studies documenting the validity of the Big-Five dimensions as predictors of important life outcomes. Among many findings, the Big-Five dimensions have proven useful in predicting longevity/mortality, various health outcomes, educational and occupational attainment, divorce, social/political attitudes, crime and antisocial behavior, romantic relationships etc.
However, the “universal status” of the Big-Five has been challenged in the last years, both within the structural/psychometric studies as well as in the studies regarding the predictive validity of alternative models.
The predictive validity of these alternative models of personality structure varies a lot per model. While some models started to stimulate such research, for most of the other models the relevant studies are either non-existent or scarce.
The aim of the proposed expert meeting is two-fold. The first is to stimulate the discussion on the new studies on personality structure, from the lexical approach, or any other competing strategy. The second aim is to stimulate the discussion on the predictive validity of various models of personality structure. The ideal submissions would be those combining the two aims of the meeting.